History Programs

History General Program (BA)

History General Program (BA)

History Department information  

For a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history, the student is expected to complete a balanced program of studies in history, the other social sciences, and the humanities as approved by the advisor.

Requirements.

  1. Thirty-three or more credits in history, to include:
    1. Two from: HIS 112 , HIS 113 HIS 114 .
    2. HIS 220 , HIS 221 , HIS 299 .
    3. One from: HIS 332 , HIS 336 , HIS 339 , HIS 343 , HIS 371 , HIS 376 , HIS 377 , HIS 378 , HIS 380 , HIS 477 .
    4. Four additional courses, selected with the approval of the departmental advisor, from:
      North America.  HIS 314 , HIS 315 , HIS 316 , HIS 317 , HIS 318 , HIS 320 , HIS 321 , HIS 332 , HIS 333 , HIS 334 , HIS 369 , HIS 381 , HIS 409 , HIS 410 , HIS 411 , HIS 413 , HIS 415 , HIS 419 , HIS 428 , HIS 430 , HIS 431 , HIS 435 .
      Europe/England/Russia. HIS 325 , HIS 326 , HIS 351 , HIS 352 , HIS 357 , HIS 360 , HIS 364 , HIS 367 , HIS 372 , HIS 373 , HIS 374 , HIS 382 , HIS 384 , HIS 394 , HIS 399 , HIS 400 , HIS 401 .
      Asia/Africa/Mexico/Latin America. HIS 332 , HIS 336 , HIS 339 , HIS 343 , HIS 371 , HIS 376 , HIS 377 , HIS 378 , HIS 380 , HIS 477 .
    5. HIS 301 , normally elected in the senior year.
  2. During the third and fourth year at least nine credits in cognates chosen from the social sciences or the humanities with the approval of the advisor; to include two courses at the advanced level in a single discipline.
  3. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.  

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 120 credits

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History Honors Program (BA)

History Honors Program (BA)

History Department information  

Prerequisites. HIS 112 HIS 113 , HIS 220 , HIS 221 , HIS 299 .

Requirements.

  1. Completion of 26 credits in courses numbered 300 or higher, to include:
    1. HIS 301 , normally elected in the senior year.
    2. Honors election of one 300-level history course approved by the department honors advisor.
    3. Remaining credits in history selected with the approval of the department honors advisor including at least three in non-Western history (i.e., East Asia, West Asia or Africa.)
  2. Additional elections in cognate areas so as to assure a balanced program.
  3. All requirements of the University Honors Program .  
  4. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.  

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above, as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the History Department’s Honors Program. See the Honors Program Director for this information.

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 120 credits

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History Teacher's Certificate Program (BA)

History Teacher's Certificate Program (BA)

History Department information  

Program advisor:  G. Havrilcsak

Candidates must apply to and be formally approved by the History Department to enroll in the History TCP major. 

The criteria for applying to the History TCP Major Program are:

  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each one.
  • Completion of at least 21 credits in history (excluding prerequisites) with a minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.0).

Prerequisites. HIS 112 HIS 113 , HIS 114 , HIS 220 , HIS 221 .

Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.

In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, minimum GPAs of B- (2.7) or higher in the major, the minor, the professional coursework and overall, are required.

Discipline-Specific Requirements.

  1. Completion of 36 credits, as follows.
    Appropriate courses may be used to fulfill more than one requirement, but will count only once toward total credit hours.
    1. HIS 299 , HIS 329 .
    2. At least one course in an area beyond Europe and the US from: HIS 230 HIS 283 HIS 290 HIS 336 HIS 352 HIS 376 HIS 377 HIS 378 HIS 380 HIS 385 HIS 386 HIS 430 .
    3. A course on the US in a global context from: HIS 412 HIS 428 HIS 479 .
    4. A course with emphasis on economy from: HIS 374 HIS 428 .
    5. HIS 301 .
    6. Nine additional credits in history courses numbered 300 or above.
  2. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.

Professional Requirements.

  1. Course requirements.
    Phase I - Foundational.  ENG 112  or EHS 120 ; PSY 100 ; HIS 220  or HIS 221 ; SEC 200 , SEC 201  (15 cr.).
    Phase II - Pre-professional.  PSY 313 , SEC 320 , SEC 445 ; a course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from:  AFA 270 /SOC 270 , AFA 331 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , EDE 305 , ENG 213 , ENG 374 , EDE 432 /PUB 438  (12 cr.).
    Phase III - Professional.  SEC 330 ; SEC 343 , minor methods course (if required); SEC 469 , SEC 499  (18-21 cr.).
  2. Transition requirements.
    Acceptance to Phase II.
  1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
  4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Acceptance to Phase III.

  1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), including at least 90% of the major and minor requirements.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Recommendation for teacher certification.

  1. Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major and minor requirements.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits

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History Minor Program

History Minor

History Department information  

Requirements. Completion of 21 credits as follows:

  1. HIS 112  or HIS 113  or HIS 114 .
  2. HIS 220  or HIS 221 .
  3. Five additional history courses including at least nine credits in the 300 series, selected according to one of the following options.

Option 1.  For students whose concentration or interests suggests a need for breadth in the minor, at least one from each of the following areas:

  1. North America. HIS 220  or HIS 221 , HIS 314 , HIS 315 , HIS 316 , HIS 317 , HIS 318 , HIS 320 , HIS 321 , HIS 332 , HIS 333 , HIS 334 , HIS 369 , HIS 381 , HIS 409 , HIS 410 , HIS 411 , HIS 413 , HIS 415 , HIS 419 , HIS 428 , HIS 430 , HIS 431 , HIS 435 .
  2. Europe/England/Russia. HIS 325 , HIS 326 , HIS 351 , HIS 352 , HIS 355 , HIS 357 , HIS 360 , HIS 364 , HIS 367 , HIS 372 , HIS 373 , HIS 374 , HIS 382 , HIS 384 , HIS 394 , HIS 399 , HIS 400 , HIS 401 .
  3. Asia/Africa/Mexico/Latin America. HIS 230 , HIS 290 , HIS 332 , HIS 336 , HIS 339 , HIS 343 , HIS 371 , HIS 376 , HIS 377 , HIS 378 , HIS 380 , HIS 477 .

Option 2.  For students whose concentration or interests suggest a need for depth in a single field, at least three courses in one of the three areas listed in Option 1.

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History Teacher's Certificate Minor Program

History Teacher's Certificate Minor

History Department information  

Program advisor:  G. Havrilcsak

Candidates must apply to and be formally approved by the History Department to enroll in the History TCP minor.  The criteria for applying to the History TCP Minor Program are:

  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each one.
  • Completion of at least 12 credits in required history courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.0).

Prerequisites.  HIS 112 , HIS 113 , HIS 114 , HIS 220 , HIS 221 .

Requirements. Eighteen credits beyond the prerequisites, as follows.  Appropriate courses may be used to fulfill more than one requirement but will count only once toward total credit hours.

  1. HIS 299 HIS 329 
  2. A course outside European history and US history from: HIS 230 HIS 283 HIS 290 , HIS 336 HIS 352 HIS 376 HIS 377 HIS 378 HIS 380 HIS 385 HIS 386 HIS 430 .
  3. A course on the US in a global context from: HIS 412 HIS 428 , HIS 479 .
  4. A course with emphasis on economy from: HIS 374 HIS 428 .
  5. Additional courses at the 300 level or higher, to complete a total of 18 credits.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits

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